Operation Pandora makes another drug bust in Lac du FlambeauSubmitted: 09/25/2013
Story By Kalia Baker

LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Operation Pandora made another drug bust a week ago.

The Lac du Flambeau tribal police say they arrested two men.

The police seized $7,500 worth of synthetic marijuana, 40-caliber pistol and electronics.

There were children in the home when the bust happened.

Brandon Thoms works for the Lac du Flambeau tribe. He says situations like these make it harder to keep kids safe.

"Part of the initiative is to protect our children. When we talk about instances like this, where there's illegal activities, ongoing drug use, or drug issues it really impacts our families," says Thoms.

Neither of the men are tribal members.

One man was arrested and charged at the Vilas County jail. The other man was cited and appeared before tribal court and later released.

A woman who was at the scene was not arrested but could still face charges from the District Attorney's office in Vilas County.

"I think it's important also that people realize that this is here to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children," Thoms continues.

The tribe launched Operation Pandora in April after declaring a "State of Emergency" on the reservation.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by


Play Video

TOMAHAWK - Here in Northern Wisconsin, you can find Christmas trees just about anywhere you look.

Other parts of the country aren't so lucky.

That's why a forestry and real estate consulting company in Tomahawk sends the perfect pines, spruces, and firs to those who really need them.

+ Read More

THREE LAKES - In many communities, it doesn't feel like the holidays without first lighting a tree. In Three Lakes Friday, that meant more than 3,000 lights on a 95-foot tree.

The tree-lighting ceremony was a part of the 21st Festival of Lights. You could also find Santa and Mrs. Claus among the crowd.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - People deposited more than just money at a Rhinelander bank Friday morning.  A blood drive at People's State Bank allowed donors to double down on what they gave.

Nurses from the Community Blood Center took donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the "Give a Pint, Give a Pound" blood drive.  For every pint donated, the Blood Center will give a pound of food to the Lakeland Food Pantry.

+ Read More

Play Video

ANTIGO - As successful hunters look to fill their freezers with venison, they often don't have a use for the deer's heart. But donating that heart can be a big help to an area rehab center.

+ Read More

Play Video

MOSINEE - This past week, hunters took the time to head out in the woods, sit in their tree stands, and wait for a buck to come their way.

But not everyone plays by the rules.

Every year, wildlife officers work hard to catch deer poachers.

+ Read More

A Republican legislator has introduced a bill that would require drivers who lack valid licenses to immediately surrender their vehicles to police.

Rep. Joe Sanfelippo of New Berlin began circulating the proposal for co-sponsors on Tuesday. He said in a memo to his fellow lawmakers that the measure would keep dangerous and irresponsible motorists off the road.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Many people share a meal and conversation with family and friends on Thanksgiving, but some people could miss out if they have to work or don't have family nearby. 

To help out people who are in that situation, North Country Vineyard and Grace Foursquare Churches delivered free Thanksgiving meals Thursday.

Volunteers packaged meals Thursday morning and started delivering them around noon.

+ Read More
+ More General News

Click Here